Christmas: A ‘To Do’ or ‘To Be’ Experience?

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As Christmas approaches some people go all out spending lots of time and money to ensure everything goes smoothly.   For each person, preparing will be different, and may include organising visits, travel arrangements, food preparation, buying clothes, a spiritual dimension, parties and, of course, the gift giving to do.   Motivation may come from a sense of duty, a … Read More

The experience of loneliness at Christmas

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In the run up to Christmas and well into the New Year many people experience loneliness.   The type of loneliness I am referring to is an internal one that no amount of external company can cure.  It is a time where people evaluate their happiness scale on both a conscious and unconscious level which brings about many mixed feelings … Read More

MyMind Cork to host Group Therapy in 2019

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MyMind will be running group therapy meetings in Cork every Wednesday from January 23rd over 7 weeks.  Facilitators: Andrea Nagy & Alessio Faggioli  7:00pm – 9:00pm (the first meeting will be a 10 to 15 minute interview) The cost is €300 which needs to be paid upon registration  What is group therapy? Group therapy is based on the fact that … Read More

Managing expectations at Christmas

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It really has begun to look a lot like Christmas. Having only been a few short weeks since the clocks have gone back, the dark evenings have well and truly come upon us and that wintery feel has certainly crept in and the season is well underway. As the seasons change, we see our environment change, our routines change, temperatures … Read More

Having a mentally healthy Christmas

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Lonely at Christmas

Christmas as we know can be a wonderful joyous time. It’s a time for giving and receiving, spending time with our families, friends and loved ones. However with Christmas there can be a lot of expectations, assumptions and psychological stress. It is expected of us to be festive and cheerful and it is assumed that we are these. There is … Read More

Coping with loss at Christmas

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Christmas can be a difficult and challenging time for those who have been bereaved.   There is the loneliness, the pain, the inability to engage with all the fun and frivolity that is synonymous with this normally joyous season.  Every Christmas song we hear on the radio, every advertisement we see on the TV is a painful reminder that it … Read More